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The Square Restaurant

60 Colinton Road | Newlands, Claremont 7700, South Africa
+27 21 657 4500
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
60 Colinton Road | Newlands, Claremont 7700, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a truly old-world quality dining experience. Being the restaurant in the Vineyard hotel. Modern twist to old favourite dishes. Breakfast is of the best in Cape Town. R215 for a full offering is not cheap but the best variety, service and quality. Good...More

Thank MadforitalyPretoria
Reviewed March 17, 2017

My wife and I were staying at the Vineyard Hotel and dined at The Square on two consecutive nights. On the first occasion we and our guest ordered fillet. It was absolutely delicious and cooked to perfection. It was so good, in fact, that I...More

Thank Tony C
Reviewed March 8, 2017

Unfortunately we picked this venue for our last meal with family before flying back home after a very enjoyable holiday. It was without doubt the most disappointing experience of our two week stay. The service was very poor, the selection on the menu limited and...More

Thank lazluc
Reviewed March 4, 2017

We visited The Square following a trip to Newlads rugby, expecting high standards. The signs were promising. The travel desk sorted parking and taxis. Front of house staff were generally very good. We had a nice tea before the game in the cafe lounge area....More

Thank Dave H
Reviewed February 22, 2017

The Vineyard Hotel used to have a reputation for having very fine dining restaurants.I have only been for lunch at The Square and it was a very average experience.The salads, pastas, wraps were all good but lacked that hit of flavour to make them special....More

Thank Maggy1408
Reviewed February 12, 2017

Dinner after a hard day's work with colleagues was thoroughly enjoyed to the sound of the harpist playing all my favourite tunes. The waiter knew his menu well and catered well for my hungry appetite. Wine pairing dinners are a winner here!

Thank Virg250
Reviewed February 12, 2017

A good restaurant with a wide range of local and international dishes, cooked with fresh ingredients picked from the hotel garden. Good selection of South African wine on the menu.

Thank MichaelChew
Reviewed January 8, 2017

we joined old friends for a sunday morning breakfast. it was excellent with a lovely view . very enjoyable

Thank nicolas s
Reviewed January 8, 2017

Unfortunately, despite the food being of good quality, we were let down by the rushed service.... I kept having to tell the waitress to give us a few more minutes before ordering our next course... it was raised with management the next day & addressed,...More

Thank Paul W
Reviewed January 7, 2017

We are frequent visitors to the Vineyard Hotel. Our meal at the Square on the 4th January was spectacular. Our waitress Thembeka deserves special mention. She is a truly professional waitress and her professionalism definitely added to our overall experience. The pianist playing the background...More

Thank Craig0804
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups, Business meetings
Open Hours
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 60 Colinton Road | Newlands, Claremont 7700, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Claremont
  • Phone Number: +27 21 657 4500
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The Square Restaurant is a magnificent glass-roofed restaurant with tranquil green surrounds. The indoor trees make one feel in tune with nature and create an intimate atmosphere, which compliments the superb cuisine. This wonderful ambience is enhanced by harp or piano music. The award-winning wine list completes this enjoyable dining experience, with all the major estates represented as well as some "off-the-beaten-track" choices.